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The Man in the Chequered Skiing Jacket

The Man in the Chequered Skiing Jacket

Did she or didn't she? ...
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Fog

Fog

A sailor writing about a soldier ...
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Alphabet in trouble

Alphabet in trouble

a sudden decision ...
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Latest Poetry

Trilobite

Trilobite

small poem ...
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Hot Work

Hot Work

Of course it's no longer summer but I'll cling on to it for a little longer yet.  Just a little ...
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Fete Patronale

Fete Patronale

A French Limerick, if there can be such a thing ...
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Apple Tree.

Apple Tree.

Part of the Priory Cottage series ...
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half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago

half a lifetime ago   half a lifetime ago I found god or god found me unexpectedly   my wife despised ...
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hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

hugging Lauren at WOMAD (1990)

I've spent the lock-down rewriting and severely editing works, many (most) have appeared here - they are all much shorter ...
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A Virtual Travel

A Virtual Travel

Seeing the world through nursery rhymes ...
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The Glacier Bird

The Glacier Bird

The Diuca finch builds its nest inside glaciers ...
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To Be or Not To Be a Poet

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

That is the question ...
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Latest Non-Fiction

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

This is my diary for the 5 weeks I was staying with friends in Ufa at the edge of the ...
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Il Capitano

Il Capitano

An armchair traveller ...
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EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

Part 2 after Setting Off For The Soviet Union in 1970 ...
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I Don't Much Like The Rain

I Don’t Much Like The Rain

This is a rewrite of something I first penned in 2004.  Mind you, the core of it might be the ...

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Only a Question Mark

Only a Question Mark

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seen in Hull (a tanka)

seen in Hull (a tanka)

down Whitefriargate in shop doorways black bin bags filled with unwanted broken glass, cardboard boxes, ...
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The old fiddler

The old fiddler

A true story Everywhere he carried it around with him, and never he was seen without it, that old violin ...
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My True Poem

My True Poem

Poetry means many different things to many people. This is what poetry is from my own personal perspective, your's may ...
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Daylight robbery.

Daylight robbery.

Homomutatus is my favourite cloud, It suggests that man has dominion over the air, that we are princes of the ...
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